There have been wild allegations of highly sophisticated CGI use in the first video and that the subject in the experiment is internet cult icon Maddox. It has even been suggested that his likeness was superimposed. The matter is being investigated. Maddox, incidentally, is fucking awesome. He is most worthy of praise.
The chance you have an honest press since 1963 is poor, at least 100 thousand trillion to one. NYT editor John Swinton, even back in 1880, noted that “There is no such thing… in America, as an independent press… If I allowed my honest opinions to appear in one issue of my paper, before twenty-four hours my occupation would be gone. The business of the journalists is to destroy the truth, to lie outright, to pervert, to vilify, to fawn at the feet of mammon, and to sell his country and his race for his daily bread. You know it and I know it, and what folly is this toasting an independent press? We are the tools and vassals of rich men behind the scenes… Our talents, our possibilities and our lives are all the property of other men. We are intellectual prostitutes.” […]
Over the past week, like many others around the world, my attention was riveted to the events surrounding the Stoneman Douglas High School Shooting in Parkland, Florida—but as an historian, my central focus was on the control over social memory this horrific event showed was being employed against the American people. […]
“More things are wrought by prayer than this world dreams of.” Alfred, Lord Tennyson (1809-1892): Poet Laureate of Great Britain and Ireland during much of Queen Victoria’s reign who remains one of the most popular British poets in the world. […]